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Asthma: How Much Do You Know?



Asthma isn't fun. But learning about asthma doesn't have to be a drag. See how fast you can find some of the most common asthma-related terms in our asthma word search. Then read on for more information about asthma and how to keep it from controlling your life.

Asthma News

  • Allergies, Asthma Tied to Lower Risk of Brain Cancer

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with respiratory allergies, asthma and the skin condition eczema may be less likely to develop glioma brain cancer, a new study suggests. The international team of researchers looked at more than 4,500 glioma patients and almost 4,200 people without brain cancer. The investigators found that a history of [...]

  • Could C-Section Baby Benefit From Mom’s Vaginal Fluids?

    By Karen PallaritoHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dabbing infants delivered by cesarean section with their mothers’ vaginal secretions restores some of the potentially helpful bacteria that newborns naturally pick up when they pass through the birth canal, a small study finds. The researchers said their “proof of principle” study is the first [...]

  • Prenatal Vitamin D Supplements May Not Lower Baby’s Asthma Risk: Study

    TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — There’s been speculation that a daily vitamin D supplement taken in pregnancy might lower the odds for asthma in children. However, two new studies find no evidence for such an effect. One study “did not show a statistically significant effect on the primary end point of persistent wheeze,” concluded [...]

  • Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drug May Increase Autism Risk

    Children whose mothers took certain asthma drugs during pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.

  • Asthma May Be Linked to Shingles Risk

    THURSDAY, Dec. 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who suffer from asthma may be more likely to develop the painful skin condition known as shingles, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research that suggested a link between childhood asthma and shingles risk. “Asthma represents one of the five most burdensome chronic diseases in the [...]